8 Windows 10 Tips and Tricks Make Windows Faster (For Free)

Windows 10 is a fully complete operating system that the world ever see until now. It arrives with an easy to use interface, efficient memory management, thousands of built-in functions, and much more things. It has so many features that a single user may not even know about all Windows 10 tips and tricks to experiencing the most out of there computer system.

Below, we will describe some of the practical tips and tricks of Windows 10 that you will use to make your device more comfortable to use and faster.

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8 Windows 10 Tips and Tricks Make Windows Faster

Use the power of built-in antivirus.

If you are an existent windows 10 user, then you must know about the windows defender. For the first time ever, windows have brought a fully effective antivirus that ensures 100% security from online threats. It includes virus and threat protection, account protection, firewall and network, app and browser control, device security, device health, and performance. That means if you are using the windows 10, you will not need to install any other antivirus for protection.

To check that windows defender is running, go to the taskbar and select the windows defender app. Then turn on the real-time protection from the tab. Leave the option if it is already turned on.

Make the pc faster with disk cleanup.

Disk cleanup is one of the fantastic options on the Windows 10 computer that can help you to speed up the speed of the operating system. It is a simple utility to clean up the disk space on the computer hard drive. The features first search for the files and things in the hard drive, which has not been in use for a long time. Then you can determine whether to keep the file or remove them.

Using the disk cleanup, you can get rid of the old compressed file, temporary internet file, downloaded program file, recycle bin, unused application, offline web pages, log files, and windows component store. You can easily access the feature by using the search bar.

Remove the temporary file easily.

Temporary files are used to hold information when you modify or create a file. Most of the temporary files are being deleted when you close the program. There are many uses of temporary files such as they store the data, assist in managing multiple users, recover lost data, control settings, and many more things. However, sometimes the temporary files will stay on the PC even when you close the program.

The temporary files can be easily removed by using the run option of the windows 10 computers. Use the search bar and write run. It will open a command box where you will need to write “temp.” A folder will open, which is holding the temporary file. You can easily get rid of the files by deleting them. Then open the run bar again and write %temp% to open and delete the folder with additional temporary files.

Make use of the keyboard shortcut keys

Unless you are a new computer user, you may have already known about some of the keyboard shortcut keys. They allow you to use several functions by pressing one or multiple keys easily. Some standard shortcut keyboard options are ctrl+c for copying, ctrl+v for pasting, ctrl+a for marking all, etc. Below we will list some other keyboard shortcut keys that you may find useful:

  • Ctrl+b for bolding text
  • Ctrl+I for creating italic text
  • Ctrl+D for showing a display dialogue box
  • Ctrl+K for creating the hyperlink
  • Ctrl+N for creating a new document
  • Ctrl+P for printing a document

The striking things about the shortcut keys are that all the letters in a keyboard from a to z imply a specific shortcut function. So, we can say that there are more shortcut keys than the standard options we knew.

Take customized screenshots easily.

We often require taking screenshots for a variety of purposes.  Most of us depend on different third-party applications for this purpose. However, you will be amazed that you will not need to depend on the other apps for taking a screenshot of your Windows 10 PC. You can easily capture a screenshot by clicking the Print (Print Screen) button. The given method will take the screenshot of the full window.

You can also capture a part of the screen. Open the notification bar from the right and then click on the screen snip to select a specific section of the screen. After that, a distinct tab will pop up from where you can copy, save, mark, or print the screen.

Stay focused with focus assist.

It is very disturbing when unwanted notifications pop up when you are in the middle of an essential work on your PC. Especially while you are in a live class or something like that, you can easily get distracted. Intending to solve this problem, windows 10 operating system introduced the focus assist features. You will not receive any unwanted notifications while the focus assist is on.

You can easily turn on the focus assist from the notification bar of the windows ten home screen. There will be two options under focus assist, which are priority only and alarms only. You can set the preferred mode based on your preference.

Get rid of background apps for faster speed.

Even if you are not using them, some programs will be running in the background. These apps will eat up a good portion of your RAM and make your device slow. The same thing is applicable to startup programs. You can easily limit the background programs and process along with the startups to speed up your device.

To stop the background apps, open the task manager. You will find all the running processes under the process tab. There you can see which apps are using how much percentage of the RAM. You will see immediate changes in the speed of the machine. You can also disable the startup programs from the startup options in the task manager.

Rotate the screen with shortcut keys

You will often require rotating the screen, especially when you are using a secondary display. Now you can easily rotate your screen using keyboard shortcut keys. Click on CTRL, ALT, and Up arrow at the same time to twist your screen in landscape mode. You can make the device upside down by entering CTRL, ALT, and left arrow at the same time. Though you can do it using the display option, the shortcut method is faster.

Hopefully, after reading the above pieces of writing, you may have come to know some windows 10 tips and tricks that you may not know before.

Resources:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/tips/home

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